Merlot Hemp Strain

Lineage: Cherry Wine x Berry Blossom
Original Breeder: Bodhi Urban | High Grade Hemp Seed

When looking for a CBD hemp strain that is a top field performer as well as crowd-pleaser that always has downstream potential, Merlot is a great choice. This varietal is a member of the High Grade original genetics family. Hemp enthusiasts are sure to be familiar with the blockbusters Cherry Wine and Berry Blossom. Merlot is a cross of these two top performers and offers the best of both worlds. Merlot has inherited the fast finishing time from Cherry Wine and the remarkable vigor of Berry Blossom. It is available in both full-term and early finisher cultivars. 

Terpene Profile: a sharp and robust frame of freshly opened tennis balls and orange peel underscored with rich tones of chocolate and cherries jubilee.

Merlot is a favorite flower product among consumers favorite for its terpene blend of Myrcene, β-Caryophyllene, and a-Bisabolol. Myrcene is known for its relaxing effects and these are in full effect in Merlot. β-Caryophyllene, and a-Bisabolol combine for a pleasing effect. The triangle buds sparkly with amber trichomes and light green leaves stand out on the buds. β-Caryophyllene is known for assisting chronic pain and insomnia and a-Bisabolol is known for anti-inflammatory and stress relief. 

In The Field

Difficulty: Easy to farm
Resiliency: Vigorous Grower
Compliance: CBD: 9.50%THC: 0.24%
Cycle: Fast Finisher

High Grade superior genetics are on display in Merlot. Merlot is a full-term cultivar that exhibits the usual high-performance numbers. Germination can be expected after 48 hours and plants will reach maturity at 8-9 weeks. Feminization rates hold to High Grade’s normal remarkable 1 male to 4,000 males. The flower period is between late September and early October, depending on the regional climate.


CBD: 9.50%
THC: 0.24%

Merlot is always compliant and has CBD around 9.50% and a comfortably low 0.24% THC. Our in-house farmers recommend planting 2,500 to 3,500 plants per acre. This crop level can deliver between 2,500 and 3,000 lb per acre of dry plant material. This aromatic strain is compliant with both the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bill when grown and harvested properly. 

End Product Details

Indica: Known for its mood elevation and relaxing effect

Merlot has a sharp and robust terpene frame that is reminiscent of a freshly opened can of tennis balls and orange peel with undertones of rich chocolate and cherries jubilee. It is known for its elevated mood and it’s relaxing effects. There is always demand for this popular strain of CBD hemp.